Tecno Spark 8T is a great option in the budget segment, whose main strengths are display quality and battery life. The phone lasts for two days on average use, which is superb. While the battery life is super impressive, the phone leaves a lot to be desired on the charging side. It has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery. The lack of fast charging means it will take more than two and a half hours to go from 0 to 100%. This is certainly a huge con. For communication, the device has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, and USB.
However, Tecno Spark 8T lacks a USB Type-C port like many other phones in the segment. The device’s overall camera performance is decent. On the rear, the phone has a 50 MP wide-angle camera with PDAF and a QVGA camera. For selfies and video communications, the phone has an 8 MP wide-angle camera. It isn’t every day that you find a 50 MP camera in the budget segment. For this, Tecno should be praised. The phone’s camera features include HDR, panorama, dual and Quad-LED flash. Video recording is supported up to 1080p@30fps.
In the design department, Tecno has done some good work. The phone comes in Atlantic Blue, Turquoise Cyan, Iris Purple, and Cocoa Gold, and it feels premium in hand. Tecno Spark 8T has a glass front with a plastic back and frame. Its plastic back panel has a combination of both matte and glossy finish. Therefore, the phone will still pick up fingerprints and smudges, but to a lesser extent. However, it’s still better to use the device with a case on. It has an average weight of 192 grams and as for the dimensions, it measures 6.47 by 2.99 by 0.35 inches.
The gadget has a 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Budget phones mostly come with an HD+ resolution screen. With an FHD+ resolution screen, the phone is easily among your top choices when it comes to display quality. While the screen-to-body ratio of 84.1% is decent, the PPI density of 400 is impressive. As for the audio, Tecno Spark 8T has a headphone jack and a loudspeaker. Needless to say, the phone’s multimedia experience is superb considering the price. Sensors include an accelerometer, proximity, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Coming to the overall performance, it’s acceptable considering the price. This is handled by the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. It works fine as long as you are limited to day-to-day tasks, but it’s not for heavy gaming, as you might have guessed already. The GPU used here is PowerVR GE8320. On the software side, the device runs Android 11 with HIOS 7.6. Tecno Spark 8T comes with tons of bloatware which is one of its biggest cons. It is aggressively priced at ₹8999 (approximately $115). As you can see, affordability is easily its biggest strength. The phone’s only variant has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Besides an SD card, the phone can handle two Nano-SIM cards and connections up to 4G.